Yes - applies to adults, as well. If a manager or supervisor uses just one style of leadership, not everyone is going to respond to it at equal levels.
My wife is the oldest of six, so she ended up helping out a lot with the younger ones. We occasionally babysit for when the parents want to go out on a date or something, although that's tapered off with the second-oldest turning 21 recently. When they went on a trip, they gave us power of attorney and we basically played Legal Guardian for all of her younger siblings for two weeks. It was great - they got a cool coffeepot and loads of neat history books at their place, so I ended up reading loads of stuff and drinking their coffee.
It was hectic at times - tyring to get everyone crammed into the minivan was an experience - but since the children (wife excluded) were aged 20, 15, 11, 6 and 4, it wasn't quite a burden as I had feared. The older ones are well-adjusted and helped carry the load quite adequately, so all I had to do was stay more or less out of the way when they played and drive the minivan properly.
Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.